Psychiatry movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychiatry movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, interesting, realistic, weird, serious and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with psychiatry, mental illness, mental institution, psychiatrist, storytelling, hospital, suspense, psychology, adaptation and mental disorder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
psychiatry movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as psychiatry: Madhouse (2004), The Girl on the Train (2016), The Master (2012), Shutter Island (2010), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Side Effects (2013), Manic (2001), A Dangerous Method (2011), The Mad Women's Ball (2021), Persona (1966).

List of psychiatry movies

Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mental illness, mentally unstable, intern, murder, ghost, supernatural, investigation, who done it, woman in danger, doctors and patients ...
Is relevant ?
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, tricky, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: train, suspense, infidelity, police investigation, adultery, obsession, psychopath, murder mystery, blackout, flashback, ex husband ex wife relationship, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, london, usa
Is relevant ?
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: art house, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cult, right hand man, psychiatry, religion, religions or cults, mentor, brainwashing, society, drifter, mentor protege relationship, male orgasm, belief ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1950, future ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, alabama, england ...
Is relevant ?
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, mental illness, insanity, suspense, plot twist, psychology, paranoia, psychiatrist, mental institution, memory, isolation ...
Time: year 1954, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, cerebral, motivational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, genius, insanity, scientist, obsession, mathematician, prodigy, nobel prize, imaginary friend ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, stockholm sweden ...
Is relevant ?
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, serious, tricky, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, depression, suspense, psychiatrist, murder, twists and turns, patient, deception, mental institution, life turned upside down, conspiracy, sleepwalking ...
Time: future, year 2004, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, coming of age, depression, addiction, psychiatry, psychology, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, self discovery ...
Place: new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, sexy, sexual, intellectual ...
Plot: mental illness, psychology, psychiatrist, historical character, introspection, psychoanalysis, s&m, psychologist, mentally unstable, sexual perversion, infidelity, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: canada, switzerland, europe, austria, zurich switzerland ...
Is relevant ?
The Mad Women's Ball (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Eugenie has a unique gift: she hears and sees the dead. When her family discovers her secret, at the end of the 19th century, she is taken by her father and brother to the neurological clinic at La Pitié Salpêtrière with no possibility of ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, inspirational
Plot: rape, psychological manipulation, suspense, mental illness, psychiatry, neurology, seeing dead people, dead sister, father daughter estrangement, brother sister relationship, medical malpractice, female nudity ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
Is relevant ?
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, art house ...
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, medical, patient, silence, nurse, art, psychiatry, mute character, insanity, women, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
Is relevant ?
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, murder, haunted by the past, paranoia, psychology, insanity, twists and turns, psychopath, misfit, mental patient, suspense ...
Time: 50s, 21st century
Place: london, canada, europe, east end london, united kingdom ...
Is relevant ?
Wakefield (2021)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Nikhil Katira is a psychiatric nurse working at Wakefield, a facility perched on the edge of Australia's spectacular Blue Mountains. There's one problem - while his patients are getting better, he's getting worse.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, psychological thriller, interesting
Plot: mental institution, medical, psychiatric ward, psychiatry, doctor patient relationship, introspection, self discovery, psychiatrist, insane, psychoanalysis, insanity, mental illness ...
Place: oceania
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: schizophrenia, medication, songwriter, record producer, music industry, mental illness, mental institution, suspense, friendship, help, music, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
The Good Neighbor (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: found footage, hidden camera, revenge, court, twists and turns, old man, lawyer, crime gone awry, bullying, home invasion, secrets, brutality ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s, 21st century
Is relevant ?
He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, depressing ...
Plot: loner, disability, loneliness, surrealism, workplace, paranoia, drunken sex, creativity, obsession, insanity, psychiatry, self discovery ...
Time: year 2006, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Style: non-linear, disturbing, suspenseful, absurd, weird ...
Audience: adult
Plot: mental illness, first sexual experience, female rapist, family relations, dark humor, split personality, animal sex, zoophilia, train travel, pedophilia, psychiatry, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, paris france, madrid
Is relevant ?
Jimmy P. (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, friendship, hospital, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, psychologist, psychology, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, anthropologist, ethnicity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1945
Place: usa, kansas, france, seattle, new york ...
Is relevant ?
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, sentimental, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, intern, music business, psychiatry, music, relationships, lesbian, fish out of water, couples, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Barefoot (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient. Til Schweiger comes up with a slickly-made off-the-wall romantic comedy drama "Barfuss" (Barefoot), his first solo directing effort in nearly a decade. Punchy, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, opposites attract, mental institution, mental illness, starting over, family relations, love affair, psychiatry, runaway, fall in love, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe
Is relevant ?
Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: philosophical, cerebral, thought provoking, intellectual, satirical ...
Plot: life philosophy, medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, communism, society, adaptation, obsession, psychiatry, humanity, idealism, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr, eastern europe, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
Fog in August (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The film addresses the complexities of the program director, the ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological thriller, interesting
Plot: world war two, psychiatry, mental institution, violence, courage, culture clash, child, mental illness, nazi, adaptation, psychological manipulation, nazi propaganda ...
Place: germany
Is relevant ?
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stripper, suspense, murder, murder of family, farm, private investigator, psychiatry, justice, brutality, police investigation ...
Time: year 1985, year 1968, year 1999, 80s, 21st century
Place: kansas, texas, ireland, missouri, germany ...
Is relevant ?
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prison, prison escape, unlikely partners, buddies, on the run, odd couple, buddy, runaway, bank robbery, friendship, mentor ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, poland, europe
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Dead Sleep (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A nurse uncovers the terrifying truth about a renowned doctor whose patients have become permanently maimed by his special dose of a drug called "Dead Sleep."
Style: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, bleak, erotic ...
Plot: mental institution, nurse, mental illness, mad scientist, investigation, doctors and patients, murder, rehabilitation, psychiatry, experiment, electroshock therapy, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
Soul Mechanic (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: How do you deal with anger? Where does happiness actually come from? These questions are at the heart of Fix You, a touching drama about a quirky psychiatrist on a mission to help people heal, and a rising star whose emotional wounds run deep. Lee ...
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, humorous, captivating
Plot: psychiatrist, mental health, psychiatry, healing, doctor patient relationship, hospital, psychiatric patient, doctors, doctors and patients, emotional manipulation, medical, korean ...
Is relevant ?
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: funny, light, witty, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, family vacation, farce, vacation, obsession, yuppie, psychology, sarcasm, therapy, psychiatry, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
Is relevant ?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, human spirit, nurse, society, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
Is relevant ?
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibal, death, mind game, cannibalism, murder, graphic violence, psychiatrist, killer, manipulation, mental patient ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Red Room (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A therapy-situated series that will explore every day problems of every day people. Based on a book by Dr. Gülseren Buğdayıcıoğlu.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: psychotherapy, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychology, psychiatry, therapy, therapist, doctors and patients, psychological manipulation, relationship problems, psychologist, doctors ...
Is relevant ?
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: motivational, sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, psychology, patient, cure, catatonia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists